: Hey that's a thought, if I could get my wife to get interested in muscle
: cars, life would be so different...
: I do know that some women do like 'em, I had a girlfriend who loved the 68
: Camaro I had at the time,
: in fact I SOLD it to her...too bad I let her go...
You mean the car of course....right?
'01 Formula - MTI Air Box Lid, K&N Filter, Hurst-6,
SLP Cold Air Induction & Smooth Intake Bellow
Corsa Catback w/Premium Tips
'83 V45 Magna
I have just gotten my g/f interested in the sports car/muscle car
thing...... we bought the Firebird together (almost 50/50) lol.. and we've
been putting together Charger, and Trans Am models the last few days... I
have even been testing what years and generations cars are that we see.
Whats funny is she usually starts off " Well that kinda looks like Dennis'
car, but <insert piece> is different" Lol... Its really exciting. So
hopefully we get enough time this summer to rip the Firebird apart and see
what the 8 previous owners have done to the poor thing.... You will probably
be seeing a lot of questions then. <g> Wish us luck!
Well catch ya later,
1985 Blue Camaro 2.8L w/ T-tops
Get a lump, lump, lumpier cam and solid motor mounts. Works for me.
A fresh engine rebuild is recommended even though the cam change will
do the job.
68' RS Camaro
88' Formula Bird
Some are wise and some are otherwise
So you want a car that's as loud as you can get it, and shakes like a
son-of-a-gun. I suppose you can get the desired effect by removing the
muffler and some of the spark plugs . . .
I'm getting the impression that you want your car to resemble a race car,
without actually being a race car. I hate to break the news to you, but an
81 Camaro is no race car. About the best Camaro to come anywhere near that
category was the 69 Z-28. It indeed had a cam that was a little too hot for
the street, and it lugged and thumped as you waited for the light to change.
But bear in mind that the only reason the car idles rough is because the cam
is made with emphasis toward acceleration and higher RPM's, and idling
suffers because of it. The reason for noise has to do with the elimination
of back pressure -- okay for the race track but not good on the highway, and
If you really want to impress someone with your car's engine, I suggest you
find another engine. Possibly yours can be rebuilt with hotter cam and
such, but I strongly recommend a professional do it. The engine's original
design was to give you something to pull the car, while keeping inside all
those government restrictions for pollution and fuel economy. This involved
much more than a shorter stroke and covers on the carb screws. My personal
opinion is to leave your car as is, and find a 60's car to tinker with.
During the day I drive a nice cushy Cadillac; Saturday night I pull out my
cruiser -- a 64 Thunderbird with a rebuilt engine and a new cam . . . wish
it would idle smoother . . .
Gary E. Tayman/Tayman Electrical
Sound Solutions For Classic Cars
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